Summer 2014 Schedule Changes

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Film Shoot Detours Routes 2/3/6 July 23rd in Downtown


There is a film shoot occuring on Wednesday evening July 23rd that will result in the closure of John Street between the north side of King Street and King William from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM on Wednesday, July 23rd.

Routes 2 BARTON, 3 CANNON and 6 ABERDEEN will be detoured during this time.

Ticats Express Won’t Run for Games at McMaster

The HSR has quietly announced today that there will be no direct Ticats Express shuttles being provided to the first two Hamilton Tiger-Cats home games. The first two games are being held at McMaster University’s Ron Joyce Stadium due to construction delays at Tim Hortons Field, the new stadium under construction and the new home for the team.

For fans attending the games on July 26th and July 31st, there are several route options.

Skyway Bridge Closure Could Result in Delays to 11 PARKDALE

There is a closure of all lanes of the Toronto bound QEW over the Skyway bridge this weekend for the following times:

  • Friday July 18th, 2014 from 22:00 to Saturday July 19th 06:00
  • Saturday July 19th, 2014 from 23:00 to Sunday July 20th, 08:00
  • Sunday July 20th, 2014 from 22:00 to Monday July 21th, 04:00

The closure is due to the ongoing Skyway bridge construction.

Beach Blvd. will remain open to all traffic, even though initial traffic signs posted indicated otherwise. Route 11 PARKDALE will remain on regular route to and from Burlington, however delays can be expected.

Customers are encouraged to allow more time to get to and from their destination due to the increase in traffic along Eastport Drive due to the bridge closure.

Source: City of Hamilton

Beach Blvd Garage Sale July 13th Detours 11 PARKDALE


The Beach Blvd. garage sale is occuring on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Even though it is an all day event, the majority of the traffic and pdestrians occur in the morning.

Route 11 PARKDALE will be on detour from approximately 8:40 AM to 12:00 PM and will make connections with the BEACH SHUTTLE at Woodward and Glow.

Partial James North Closure July 12th Detours Routes 2,3,4,99


There is crane work occuring on James Street, between Vine Street and York Blvd.,/Wilson Street on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This will result in the full closure of James along this section during the times indicated.

During this time it will be necessary to detour routes 2 BARTON, 3 CANNON, 4 BAYFRONT and 99 WATERFRONT SHUTTLE.

Open Streets Hamilton Event Detours Multiple Routes July 13th


Open Streets Hamilton is taking place on Sunday, July 13th, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and will result in the closure of James between Guise and King Street (north branch).

East/West cross traffic will be maintained by Hamilton Police at King, York/Wilson, Cannon, Barton and Burlington. To assist HSR buses in making the left turn from westbound King to southbound James, there will be two police officers present at the intersection. However, Operators are asked to use extreme caution while making this turn due to the increased number of pedestrians in the area.

Burlington Canada Day Fireworks Detour 11 PARKDALE on July 1st


Fireworks at Spencer Smith Park in Burlington will result in the closure of Lakeshore Road from Maple Avenue and Elizabeth Street between 9:00pm and 11:00pm on Tuesday, July 1st.

During the road closures will be necessary to detour 11 PARKDALE.

Movie Shoot on York Blvd from June 26-27 Detours Routes 4,7,8,99


There is a movie shoot (“Pixels”) that is occurring on Thursday June 26th and Friday June 27th this week. This movie shoot will result in the closure of York Blvd., from Bay Street to James Street from 7:00pm until 6:00am each night/early morning.

Due to this closure it will be necessary to detour routes 4 BAYFRONT, 7 LOCKE, 8 YORK and 99 WATERFRONT SHUTTLE.

Canada Day Shuttles to Bayfront on July 1st

On Tuesday July 1st the City of Hamilton will be presenting a fireworks presentation at Bayfront Park and Pier 4 Park. The Hamilton Street Railway Company will be proving free shuttle service from the downtown core to the fireworks display.

As in previous years the shuttle will run with limited stops between the stop downtown, at the John at King bus stop, to the parking area at Pier 4.

Notice: Holiday Service for Canada Day

As a reminder, the Hamilton Street Railway will be operating on a holiday schedule for the Canada Day holiday on Tuesday, July 1st. On this date many routes will be operating with reduced frequencies while some routes will not be operating at all.

The following routes will not be in service Tuesday:

  • 44 RYMAL